2015 Cost of Wind Energy Review

This annual report uses representative utility-scale projects to estimate the levelized cost of energy for land-based and offshore wind plants in the United States.

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U.S. Department of Energy Regional Resource Centers Report: State of the Wind Industry in the Regions

The U.S. DOE’s Regional Resource Centers (RRCs) provide unbiased wind energy information to communities and decision makers to help them evaluate wind energy potential and learn about wind power’s benefits and impacts in their regions. The RRCs have identified a wide array of market challenges that continue to hinder wider-scale deployments of wind technologies. This document summarizes the status and drivers for U.S. wind energy development on regional and state levels.

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Open Energy Information (OpenEI)

The Open Energy Information (OpenEI.org) initiative is a free, crowd-sourced database of energy information on hundreds of topics, including both land-based and offshore wind. Browse by energy type, location or dataset. As a wiki-based plat-form following Linked Open Data methodology, OpenEI links the world’s energy-related information and data with the energy community (e.g., policymakers, developers,…

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Land-Use Requirements of Modern Wind Power Plants in the United States

This report “provide[s] data and analysis of the land use associated with modern, large wind power plants (defined as greater than 20 megawatts (MW) and constructed after 2000).”  The report “evaluated 172 existing or proposed projects [throughout the United States], which represents more than 26 GW of capacity.”  The authors distinguish between “two major ‘classes’…

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